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A powerful novel John the Baptists mother unleashes the rage of all mothers of suffering children at the God who killed her son and his own.
Bone People ::
From the Space Science Fiction Series. This book has a vocabulary of 280 words and is appropriate for about a 3rd grade reading level. Following the story are a few pages of discussion on various space concepts and some follow-up questions for readers of the book.
Each of the 22 stories in this strong collection is set in a different city, offering stunning variety in their depiction of urban manners and mores from a female perspective. In Rosalind Warren's "Auto Repair," the major events in a Detroit teenager's life--from her mother's death to love's first heartbreak--take place inside an automobile: "I love this car," she thinks paradoxically. "Nothing can get me in here." Miriam Tlali's "Fud-u-u-a!" demonstrates how for Johannesburg blacks even the daily train ride to work becomes a degrading reminder of the double burden of suffering borne by black women. In Rosanna Fiocchetto's pointed tale, "The Day Rome Went Crazy," a great rainbow appears, setting off international folly: Red Square turns green, the White House turns red, and only lesbians welcome the undoing of order. In "Barcelona Love," Maria-Antonia Oliver describes opulence and garbage pickers, crowding and pollution, yet remains constant to the city she adores. Rieder's ( AIDS: The Women ) own "After Life in Vienna" is a women's washroom attendant's monologue that clings to hope even when it looks like the city's vitality has been relegated to graves and museums.
In this wildly erotic, magical and comic novel of fast-paced suspense, Rebecca, a modern day Scarlett O'Hara from New York City, embarks on an impassioned search for her infant daughter, Lily, and Lily's kidnapper. Her quest leads to a mountaintop community of women emulating mythical Amazon warriors where Rebecca is reunited with both Lily, being raised as an Amazon, and Sagana, formerly Rebecca's devoted best friend and now the passionate, fierce, and beautiful Amazon queen. She also meets the equally memorable Howard Geller, a wisecracking, romantic, runaway teenager living on the fringe of the community. This many-leveled contemporary fable incorporates such motifs as personal ads and female bodybuilding, while asking difficult questions about women's roles as friends, lovers, mothers, and daughters.
This novel about the Vietnam War offers the tragedy, pathos, and irony you would expect from that war; it also offers sympathetic views from all sides: male and female; Vietnamese communist; American grunts both black and white; career officers, and a Vietnamese Chieu Hoi, a "repatriate." And a plot to boot, albeit a strange one, to fit a strange war.
G: A Novel ::
In this luminous novel -- winner of Britain's prestigious Booker Prize -- John Berger relates the story of "G.," a young man forging an energetic sexual career in Europe during the early years of this century. With profound compassion, Berger explores the hearts and minds of both men and women, and what happens during sex, to reveal the conditions of the Don Juan's success: his essential loneliness, the quiet cumulation in each of his sexual experiences of all of those that precede it, the tenderness that infuses even the briefest of his encounters, and the way women experience their own extraordinariness through their moments with him. All of this Berger sets against the turbulent backdrop of Garibaldi and the failed revolution of Milanese workers in 1898, the Boer War, and the first flight across the Alps, making G. a brilliant novel about the search for intimacy in history's private moments.
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Humble Pie ::
Amateur sleuth and corporate headhunter Pippa Hunnechurch returns for a third adventure (after Little White Lies and The Second Mile). This time, the headstrong British widow-turned-newlywed is being sued by the Hardesty Software Corporation for unethical business practices. she has stolen their star speechwriter, Dennis Grant, for one of her other clients. When Grant is murdered, Pippa and her associate, Gloria Spitz, search for clues in Grant's speeches that will help uncover his killer and save Pippa from the same fate. A charming mystery laced with Christian principles, this work will appeal to fans of Dorothy Gilman's "Mrs. Pollifax" series and PBS's Hetty Wainthropp Investigates. Recommended for Christian fiction and mystery collections. Copyright 2004 Reed Business Information.
The Punjab in India. 1935. The sub-continent under the Raj. Fresh from his English boarding school, Jack Steele is a new recruit to the Indian Imperial Police and soon begins to acquire the attitudes of old India hands towards the people under their rule. Only a few months into his posting, Jack has to conduct a murder investigation when one of the British community at his Station, the sexually rapacious widow Milly Marchbanks, is found strangled. To Jack's consternation, the only clue implicates a member of the Briton's Club. But which one? While Jack goes round and round in circles, his self-effacing Indian sergeant, Bulaki Ram, discreetly nudges him along the way he needs to go.
The American conquest of California is the subject of Lawrence Coates's remarkable new novel, a tale rich in magical irony, fraught with caustic truths and wrenching insights into the human condition. When Commodore Jones and the crew of the National Intention land in Monterey believing themselves to be bringing freedom and democracy to the benighted Californios, they discover that history has preceded them, that cruelty, betrayal, greed, and lust are already well established there, and that far from existing outside of history, California is a battleground for several contending versions of the past. They also find that their own limitations and illusions are far more powerful than the message of hope that they intend to deliver.
The motley crew of the National Intention includes a chronically seasick poet who pens an epic account of the conquest of California without ever setting eyes on the place or leaving his sickbed; a wondrously endowed captain irresistible to all women but seeking only the one who can help him escape the dark truth of his own separateness; and a crafty ex-slave who plans to abandon ship to create a new family to carry on the timeless history of his people lost on the Middle Passage. The ship's quixotic master, Commodore Jones, dedicates his acts to his chaste beloved-a woman who long ago betrayed him to marry his more successful brother. And helping to shape all their fates is a beautiful fourteen-year-old girl who escapes an unwanted marriage to a decayed septuagenarian by weaving her own magical shroud. There is also a lively set of supporting characters--land-rich dons, traders, friars, love-starved maiden aunts as well as dispossessed Indians whose own bitter irony has been nurtured by history. And there is the land itself--empty, enigmatic, home to vast populations of wildlife and countless herds of cattle.
"The Master of Monterey" is filled with heartbreaking irony and raucous energy-the story of the men who claimed the West and who, far from creating history, found themselves trapped within it.
Drawing on work of the past decade, this volume brings together articles from the philosophy, history, and sociology of science, and many other branches of the biological sciences. The volume delves into the latest theoretical controversies as well as burning questions of contemporary social importance. The issues considered include the nature of evolutionary theory, biology and ethics, the challenge from religion, and the social implications of biology today (in particular the Human Genome Project).
The social and cultural background of anarchist thinkers may be relevant both to understanding which social groups are attracted to anarchism, and the leading ideas and images in anarchist theory. The purpose of this book is not however to chart the development of the anarchist movement, nor to study in detail the theories of particular anarchist writers. It is rather to explore certain key themes and ideas within anarchism in relation to other traditions of political theory, and to contemporary political and social conditions.
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Now May You Weep (Duncan Kincaid / Gemma James, Bk 9) ::
***** A very nice hardcover with dust jacket, and I will also add my copy of In a Dark House (Duncan Kincaid / Gemma James, Bk 10) :: ISBN-13: 9780060525255 - ISBN-10: 0060525258 which is also a hardcover in very good condition with dustjacket. A great pair of books for one credit! *******
How can you increase your grade point average? Follow a few simple, powerful principles. And that's why you'll find this book so practical. It's easy reading and simple to understand. Yet, it does much more than just tell you how to get better grades. It shows you. Al and Joanne are two students who are struggling to succeed. A graduate student who has discovered how to "work smarter, not harder" helps them solve the problems they face each week as students. He shares with them a few simple but profound principles which work. So, if you want more time to do the things you like to do, HOW TO GET BETTER GRADES AND HAVE MORE FUN will show you.
The Innocent Libertine (Heirs of Acadia) ::
Davis and his wife, Isabella, are continuing the historical saga of a pivotal time in America’s past with descendants of those courageous Acadians. In The Innocent Libertine, the impulsive young American Abigail Aldridge becomes increasingly outraged by the chasm between her Christian ideals and the plight of the poor. A well-intentioned social outreach puts her right in the middle of disaster, which turns into a scandal, and soon she is on a ship headed back to America. The broad expanse of the American landscape and an encounter with a brilliant young scholar open Abbie’s heart to a new understanding of her divine destiny. The sequel to the bestselling The Solitary Envoy.
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The Best of Parent Minute, Vol. 1 ::
Cover to Cover : Getting the Bible's Big Picture (Willow Creek Bible 101 Series) ::
Good News Bible: Today's English Version ::
A Kiss a Day: 77 Days in the Love of God from the Song of Songs ::
Learning Activities From The Bible: 2nd Grade (Learning Activities from the Bible) ::
Names of Christ: A Pocket Guide (Dimension books) ::
Names of God (Pamphlet) ::
Tales of Magic (Friendship Box) ::
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40 Days to Faith (paperback)
The Skin Type Solution (Hardcover)
Purpose in Prayer (Paperback)
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To Dance With Kings
Sesame Street -S is for School ::
cookbooks all in new condition:
Betty Crocker's Cookie Jar ::
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Florentyna Kane inherited a vast hotel empire from her father, but his greatest gift to her was a love of America. She knew from childhood that it was a debt she would someday try to repay by running for the highest political office in the country. Along the path to power Florentyna finds fulfillment in love and family, but still she struggles with the burden of her duty and responsibility. Then, only a heartbeat away from her ultimate goal, she may lose everything in a mire of betrayal. Is the price of power higher than even Florentyna Kane can pay?
During her tenure, the notorious Dr. Jacyln N. Andrews, professor of literature at a prestigious university, wrapped her web of sensuality and intellect around three young women. Since their interaction with the professor, all three have landed prestigious jobs. Lucinda Popsine spent years at a top publishing house in New York and now owns her own exclusive publishing company. Marissa Templeton is a Hollywood producer and filmmaker, and Shirley Carpenter is a legendary singer.
The troika of American mass communication finally meet and discover that in addition to a shared alma mater, their connection extends to a teacher theyâ€™ve tried to forget for nearly thirty yearsâ€”Dr. Andrews. Unbeknownst to any of the leading ladies, their past secrets did not follow their disgraced professor to the grave.
Breaking a twenty-year silence, Veronica Gardner, the daughter of Dr. Andrews, forces the three to face their past. Few matters are more integral to the life of a mogul than a sterling reputation, and Lucinda, Marissa, and Shirley soon realize that a single woman can destroy their profitable livelihoods. Only the most desperate and wholehearted effort will prevent their adoring fan bases from learning the dissatisfying truth: all, in one form or another, owe their successes to Dr. Andrews.
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